A professional footballer from Buckingham has made his international debut for the Greek National Team.

George Baldock, who was born in the town, made his inaugural appearance for the ‘Galanolefki’ (the Sky Blues and Whites) on Thursday, June 2, as Greece defeated Northern Ireland 1-0 at Windsor Park in the Nations League where he came on as a 90th minute substitute.

The 29-year-old then made his full international bow for Greece three days later, as he played the whole 90 minutes in their 1-0 win over Kosovo on June 5.

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Baldock, who hails from north Buckinghamshire, had never played international football at any level prior to this month, but he was eligible to represent the European country due to being of Greek descent through his grandmother.

The right-back started his professional career with Milton Keynes in 2009 where he played 125 times for the Whites, whilst enjoying five separate loan spells away from the club, before moving to Sheffield United in 2017.

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He played an important role in the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2019 and despite their relegation from the division in 2021, he played 70 games as a top-flight player, scoring twice.

His older brother, Sam, is currently at Oxford United.